Robert Freeman



1965-67 Howard University

1981          Boston University, M.F.A.

1971          Boston University, B.F.A.

1997          Boston University, Distinguished Alumni Award


Solo Exhibitions:

2001     Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

2000     Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

1999     Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1998     Wendell Street Gallery, Cambidge, MA Venice

1998            Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

1997     Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA New Paintings

1997          Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

1996          Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, MI

Boston University, Gallery of Art, Boston, MA

1995          Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA Mallacora/Costa Brava

1994          Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA South of Rome

1992          Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, New Paintings

Wendell Gallery, Cambridge, MA, North of Rome

1990          Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, New Paintings

1989          June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, New Paintings

Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988          Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, New Paintings

1987          Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1986          Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Aegean Blues: Summer

Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Aegean Blues: Winter

1984          Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC

1983          Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Wendell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1982          Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

1981          National Center of Afro-American Artists, Roxbury, MA

1970          Smith and Mason Gallery, Washington, DC, Art in Embassies: State Department


Group Exhibitions:

1998            DeCordova Museum, Abstraction and the figure

1997     Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Four African-American Artists

1993          Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, African American Perspectives

1990          Artists Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
1989            Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

1988            Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Faculty Exhibition

Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA, Salon Show

            Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Massachusetts Masters: Afro-American Artists

            Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA Collected Visions

1986            Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Boston Collects: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

            Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Salon Show

1985     Crystal Britton Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1984     Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

1983     Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

1980          Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY

1979          Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY

1972     Boston University, Boston, MA

1971          Trenton State Museum, Trenton, NJ


Public Collections

Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

Brown University, Providence, RI

Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

National Center of African American Artists, Roxbury, MA

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA


Teaching Experience:

1981-present            Artist in residence and painting instructor, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA 1988-1994            Lecturer/Instructor, painting and drawing, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1973-81                         Art Director, Weston Public Schools, Weston, MA


Other Work Experience:

1993-96 School of the Museums of Fine Arts, Board of Governors

1991-94 Panelist, Bunting Institute Fellows, Cambridge, MA

1988            Panelist, Massachusetts Masters: Afro-American Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1982            Panelist, Massachusetts State Arts Council for Arts and Humanities

Artist in Residence, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

1973-4     Art Consultant to Follow Through Program, Newton, MA

1972          Harvard-Newton Summer School Program, Master Art Teacher, July-August


Television Interviews:

1988     “Studio 7” WNEV-TV, Channel 7, Boston, MA

            “Visions” WLVI-TV, Channel 56, Boston, MA

1985          “Visions” WLVI-TV, Channel 56, Boston, MA

1970          “Classroom Five” Mini Arts Festival, WHDH_TV, Boston, MA



Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, Greece, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Belize


Publications/Reviews (selected):

1994-96 Who’s Who in American Painting

1995            Christine Temin. “Solo Shows spotlight on a new look for Landscapes,” The Boston Globe (Nov.)

1992          Christine Temin, “An Artist’s Declaration of Independence,” The Boston Globe (Nov.)

1988     Allan Gold. “Boston Curator defends Black Artists’ Exhibition,” The New York Times (Jan)

1988       Peyton Petty, “Portrait of the artist as a Rising Star,” The Tab (Jan)                                   

1988            Christine Temin. “Freeman’s art chronicles Black Middle Class,” The Boston Globe (Jan.)

1988     Marty Carlock, “Electric Land Lady Series Energizes Clark Gallery,” The Weston Town Crier


1988     Edward Strickland. “Robert Freeman’s paintings Portray Black Middle Class,” Bay State Banner


1987     Marty Carlock, “More of the Same, but We Can’t Complain,” The Weston Town Crier (Jan)

1987            Massachusetts Masters: Afro American Artists, catalogue for exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Jan)

1987          Edward Strickland. “French Travels Yield Harvest of Work,” Bay State Banner (Nov)

1986          Boston Collects: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, catalogue for exhibition, Museum of Fine     

Arts, Boston, MA

1986     Nancy Stapen. “A Tale of Two Seasons,” The Boston Herald (Sept.)

                        -“Freeman’s a painter for all Aegean Season,” The Boston Globe

                        -“Artist’s Images of Greece highlight Gallery Exhibit,” The Lincoln Journal

1983            Christine Temin, “Freeman takes a Satirical Look at Social Life,” The Boston Globe (may)

1983     Phyllis Koenig. “Robert Freeman,” Art New England (Dec)

1982            Christine Temlin. “Solos from Different Worlds,” The Boston Globe